n De Arte - African dream machines : Style, identity and meaning of African headrests, Anitra Nettleton : book review

Volume 2009, Issue 79
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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With , Anitra Nettleton presents the results of over three decades of examining and thinking about African headrests. The result is a book that moves far from the narrowly focused ethnic-specific studies that have become commonplace in the field of traditional African art studies, suggesting less constricting perspectives as a way to understand and appreciate these individual objects, which have attracted Western attention since at least the nineteenth century.

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